Caring Enough to Ask – Could there be Another Way?

Is it arrogance to suggest that the way we currently live is not working, or is it the ultimate expression of love to potentially pop peoples’ bubble of pride and ask, “Could there be another way?“

I was certainly stuck in thinking life was ‘fine’. After all, it was a simple enough assessment to make. All I needed to do was to look around me and, as long as my life was like other people’s, my life must be fine. On bad days, I would look at people ‘doing it tough’ and that would also confirm my sense that I was okay. Generally speaking, this is what I also noticed other people around me doing.

The reality though, was that my life was anything but fine. I lived with poor sugar regulation, moodiness, back pain that would have me bedridden a couple of times a year, the sore neck, a highly functional but not overly caring marriage, a job I felt obliged to stay in to provide for the family, an expanding waist line, and the list goes on. But looking around me, everyone had some variation of these things going on, so even though I didn’t feel fine, I had resigned myself to believing that this was as good as it gets.

What is interesting is that I had trained as a Natural Therapist; I had completed post grad training in counselling and trained in many other modalities. What is interesting is that even when I compared myself to other people in a similar profession, they also had similar things going on. What is even more interesting is that we had all the knowledge, the training and the tools to ensure that life was more than ‘fine’.

In 2004, my wife dragged [yes, dragged] me along to the Sacred Esoteric Healing Level 1 Workshop presented by Serge Benhayon and run by Universal Medicine. By the end of that workshop I knew that something about the workshop was different but couldn’t put my finger on what it was. I would look around at the people presenting the course and those already working as practitioners and what I saw was something within them that was so vital, true, and yet unforced, that I could not but consider that there might be another way.

For the first time in my life, Universal Medicine presented me with another way to be with life. It was a way to step off the treadmill of what I should or shouldn’t do; a way to feel if what I was doing to myself (and others) was supportive or not.

This gift of simple choice was one of the most liberating tools I have found. It was to stop the spin of the world from spinning inside me.

Over the years, through my own choices, I have built a way of living that delivers a level of vitality that is not forced or derived from sugar, caffeine or any other stimulant.

I have a more honest connection with people than I’ve had before, I love the work that I do, earn more than I have done previously and I relate to my wife and family more deeply than before. So, after years of studying ‘holistic medicine’, the Universal Medicine modalities have been the first that have delivered a truly holistic result, without claiming that they do.

I live with such deep appreciation that Serge Benhayon cares for humanity more than his own popularity to ask the question,

“Could there be another way?”

The answer is undoubtedly YES and the evidence is the thousands of people like me from across the world that have made their own way of living and who are realising more and more that the answers were within us all along… we were just not asking the right question…

“Could there be another way?” The answer is undoubtedly YES.

By Joel Levin, Perth, Australia

1,250 thoughts on “Caring Enough to Ask – Could there be Another Way?

  1. Yes, there is another way. At first I didn’t want to admit that my life wasn’t ok. As though saying it out loud would make it real and also I would have to take responsibility for it being the consequences of my own choices. If you see people all around you struggle and you don’t struggle that much, I thought I had to be fine. It wasn’t until I met Serge Benhayon at Esoteric Healing level 1 in 2004 I got the reflection there is another way. I don’t have to go down the same track my family went, I can make different choices. I am forever grateful to Serge and Universal Medicine for the non-stop love for humanity and offering another way.

    1. I have had many, many moments of realising that my life was far from the image that I held of it. I went from the feeling of being rock solid in my belief that everything was going incredibly well to feeling that I had no true foundations in any aspect of my life, including my relationships. But that has radically changed now. Since being involved with Universal Medicine I have built my way into my relationships and life for the first time with love, integrity and truth and my foundations feel rock solid. It’s a wonderful feeling, I feel unshakable.

  2. Absolutely Joel, asking the right question, then understanding the true meaning of the words making up that question and not the reinterpreted versions of words, would give everyone the same understanding! If asked to ponder on the meaning or perceived meaning of words, whose meaning have been changed or more likely reinterpreted to conceal the truth. Words from Joel’s blog that could fit this, and are worth while pondering on; fine, love, okay, reality, good, esoteric, natural, knowledge, Universal Medicine, vitality, within us? To me unless a word has a one unifying truth for all equally, then that word is left up to each individuals perceived ideal or belief!

  3. Joel, I can really relate to what you say here as before finding Serge Benhayon, “even though I didn’t feel fine, I [too] had resigned myself to believing that this was as good as it gets”, although in my case, I was not dragged to Universal Medicine but came freely of my own accord. Like you I have been inspired over the years to make different choices, which have been life changing so at 72 I feel more vital, alive and have greater wellbeing than I did at 52! I am another who is living proof that there is indeed “Another Way”!

  4. Thank you for sharing this Joel. I too deeply appreciate Serge for being willing to offer a different way of living even though it that has uncomfortably exposed the rot in the ‘normal life’ we had all resigned to living. It is truly a gift to be able to stop the spin of the world from spinning inside us and truly connect to what is in there.

  5. Could there be another way? is such a powerful question Joel. It somehow puts us all on a equal footing and asks us to observe life rather than compare ourselves to it.

  6. Yes – there is another way and I also deeply appreciate Serge Benhayon and Unimed, that he has shown us another way, how to live love, be vital, joyful, committed and in service for humanity.

  7. Amazing blog Joel, there is another way and seeing and feeling it allows me to understand that this is true as slowly over my life I have made changes which allow me to become more honest and more deeply connected to myself therefore more connected to those around me. There is a steadiness in me in how I live now since I let go of all ‘should and the shouldn’t as if I needed permission to breath. The wisdom of our choices have never been clearer as having the choice and the awareness, that our choices make such a difference to our journey.

  8. The answer is undoubtably yes Joel; thank you for highlighting this question and confirming the other way.

  9. Even though a part of me had resigned to the belief that this was as good as life gets, there was another part tugging at me questioning that there has to be more. And you often hear it in conversations as ‘well that’s life’ and ‘just got to get on with it’ and ‘well you have just make the most of it’. But rarely do we question or explore enough ‘I wonder if there is another way’. Through the presentations of Serge Benhayon I have discovered and I now know that there absolutely is a another way that can be and is lived from our truth and love that we all are within.

  10. Joel, what a great question, Could there be another way? From how I used to live my life to the way I choose to live it now, shows for me there is definitely another way to live. Serge Benhayon has presented a living truth that he and his family lovingly live by. I have found it both inspiring and very humbling to see what Serge presents for all of humanity.

  11. Studying with Universal Medicine has inspired me to deepen my relationship with my body. I am in awe of how my body responds as I introduce more respect, care and love to my the way I treat myself and others.

  12. Before I met Serge Benhayon and his family and came to a Universal Medicine event I was pretty smug about life and thought I had made it. I was fit, so called healthy, successful and had lots of friends. I never once considered to stop and feel the quality of all of these things, it was always more about quantity, more and better of everything. Even when I started coming to Universal Medicine events I didn’t notice that the way I was living was actually with a deep lack of self-care and self-worth, where I actually ran my body into the ground. It took many years for me to be truly honest about the state of my so called health and wellbeing, and soon I discovered that there was a whole other level to go to, one that floods with a deep self-worth and self-regard full of true joy and purpose. Thank God for Serge Benhayon for being one man who said “this is not it” in regards to the way life is currently lives in society.

  13. Thank you Joel, “Could there be another way?” I love this question and feel it can be incorporated into daily life: to reflect to others and to use it in every moment if something doesn’t feel right, or if something is not working. I love the openness and inquisitiveness this allows.

  14. Is there another way to live? Of course! The Way of the Livingness, for me is the only true way to live. After wading my way through years of new age pursuits I finally got the answer to my question “what is the TRUE truth, show me the way”. I can truly say, without a shadow of a doubt that since finding this Way, I feel I am coming back, more and more each day to the true and real me. And yes, I do have wobbles and challenges come up, but basically once on the path of return there is no going back for me, so thank heavens for the Way of the Livingness and our openness to recognise it as the truth.

  15. There is another way and it is for us to share the truth that it is all about Love and nothing else. Not the emotional form of love, but a Love that at times does not seem like Love at all.

  16. “This gift of simple choice was one of the most liberating tools I have found. It was to stop the spin of the world from spinning inside me.” – I have allowed the world to spin inside me today Joel, your blog was a gift and a reminder that the spinning is not me and I can make a different more simple choice to let go and let the spinning spin right out of me.

    1. This is great to be reminded of -the world spinning inside us, when there is a point of stillness inside that cannot be touched by the world and will never be. All the energy that goes into putting up barriers or trying to stop the spin, when all we really need to do is connect an let things go by.

  17. Like the hundreds, almost thousands of people commenting on this blog Joel, I totally and utterly agree! I can see how very hard it is in the beginning to allow ourselves to feel that life as we know it to be might not actually be it. The possibility that there could be another way is actually more than just a possibility, as it’s being practised, lived by so many people including myself. No perfection required of course, but the pressure of getting life ‘right’ just falls away when the realisation sets in that there is simply no expectation. Just be you.

  18. “I would look around at the people presenting the course and those already working as practitioners and what I saw was something within them that was so vital, true, and yet unforced, that I could not but consider that there might be another way.” – Yes Joel, I agree, from the way these people were presenting I had to admit that there was another way to live and I wanted to know how.

  19. Joel what you present here is so true, so often we are told we need to drive, to push our way to a successful life, but in all honesty and truth from experience this leads to exhaustion, a constant feeling of overwhelm or no matter what you do, never being enough – there’s always more. This is an exhausting way to live that constantly has us seeking outside ourselves – and the answers to everything we could possible want or seek in life are not there. The more I don’t try and don’t force – the more simple and joyful life is, I have more energy, vitality and know when to rest, the way I work has changed as has how I interact with other people and how I treat myself – as I know I am more than enough in simply being myself. There is a flow to life that feels so natural and effortless.

  20. Thank you Joel for your story. I can relate to using the normal as a yard stick and then we are all stuck in the ordinary. Yes there is an other way and we deserve better than what we are at .

    1. The treadmill of life seems to be getting faster and faster for some, but it is not until we fall off the treadmill that we will ask ourselves “is there another way” and then discover that is was under our noses all along. Yes, we ALL definitely deserve it, so I would say to the world, don’t accept that the way the majority of society lives at the moment is the ‘normal’ way to live, keep asking the question “is there another way?”, and see the magic unfold.

  21. I was always searching in the knowing there had to be more. I followed a lot of courses in various ‘natural’ therapies and I was never given the gift of choice. As you say Joel; ‘This gift of simple choice was one of the most liberating tools I have found. It was to stop the spin of the world from spinning inside me’. It was coming home after all those years (lives) when I first met Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine.

  22. Popularity comes at a huge price Joel. It requires our hands over our eyes to not see what is going wrong, fingers in ears to not hear the consequences and hands over mouth to stay silent and not ask the question “could there be another way?”
    There are so many things to love about Serge Benhayon, and a major one is that he did not put popularity ahead of asking the question and living its answer for us all to see.

    1. This is powerful Rachel, linking the ‘doing okay” with popularity and the requirement cover our eyes to what is truly going on. It is funny how much we respect people that are down the line, yet so many of us struggle to do this…maybe it’s because of the deal we have done with popularity.

  23. Yes, there is another way to live… and thank God that Serge Benhayon cares enough about humanity to share his knowledge, wisdom, love and livingness with us all so that we too can now choose a different way. We can choose to live our lives connected to ourselves and others, choose to love ourselves and others, and choose to care about ourselves and others rather than living in the misery of separation from all this (ourselves, others and God.)

  24. “This gift of simple choice was one of the most liberating tools I have found”. So simple and yet it never occurred to me until I met Universal Medicine that I indeed had a choice and as you say Joel it is the most liberating of tools. Thank you.

    1. Before we make a choice we have to have an awareness of the truth. So thank you Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine for the Truth, pure and simple. The old saying, “when the pupil is ready the teacher will appear”, was certainly the case for me and I have been celebrating and appreciating this ever since.

  25. Yes Joel there is another way, the way of living by the impulse of the soul which is what Universal Medicine presents

    1. Yes, the Way of the Livingness (to live as your true self, from your inner-heart, impulsed by the soul) is the only true way to go. And the revelation to me was that my Soul never ‘went’ anywhere, it was me who choose to separate, and now it is my choice to re-connect back to Soul and me more of the real me.

  26. Thanks Joel ,there has always been another way and we have only had to look deeper inside to find that something that has been said for thousands of years . The practical ways and refection of living in another way as shared by Serge Benhayon his family and the students of the livingness prove to all without perfection there is definitely another way to live in deeper connection and harmony with one and all. I appreciate this so much have this as a marker to come back to if if get lost , in turmoil and struggle.

  27. “There has to be another way”, I used to say to myself, “why would God go to all that effort just for this?” This was a question I have asked myself from a very early age. A constant sense that even though what was around me was absolutely fine – there must be MORE. Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine have shown me ‘more’ than I ever possibly, in my wildest imagination, could have conceived. And the more I see, feel and appreciate that the ‘more’ is, and always has been, right there within me and all of us, the more I love living the ‘more’. More please!

  28. ps: In addition to a comment I made a few minutes ago… the reason I knew there must be another way is because I feel as if I have lived it before in past lives. This knowing of another way has been like a constant ache or longing in me and to reconnect to it again has been the greatest joy imaginable. Therefore it is my way, not Serge’s way or Universal Medicine’s way – but a way that belongs to everyone – to ALL of us equally. Just the HUGEST ever thanks to Serge Benhayon for living it in full and once again making available what is known and inside us all so that we too may live it again.

  29. I always felt there has to be another way. The greatest blessing and joy of my life has been to discover Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine who indeed live and share a truly loving and healthy way of living life that goes against all trends. I too now live that way as do many others and it is spreading!

  30. There will come a point in everyone’s life when they will ask the question “could there be another way?” We are at the forefront of an evolution in consciousness, and thanks to Universal Medicine I found my answer to this question, one that I had been posing for most of my life. For me it was a feeling, a knowing of something that I had known and lived before. All of us have this knowing inside of us, it’s just buried deeply in layers of pain and hurt. I am just beginning to feel my power, and I know that others feel it too, this is the way we will show humanity how to re-connect to the truth, and YES there is 100% another way, and that way is the Way of the Livingness.

  31. Yes Joel, I absolutely agree with you ‘So after years of studying ‘holistic medicine’, the Universal Medicine modalities have been the first that have delivered a truly holistic result, without claiming that they do’. Thank you for sharing.

  32. A great point that you have made here Brendan. We certainly limit ourselves when we compare ourselves with another. There is always going to be those who are doing better than us and those who are worse off. We can easily slip into I’m Ok when in this comparison which stops us from being truly honest with where we are at. For me the bar is now high, in that I know there is the possibility to live gloriously every day. The choices I make and how I live in each moment will determine the quality of how I feel in the next moment. I know that there is always more and a much deeper connection that I can aspire to.

  33. It was also down to my wife, not so much dragging me, but somehow fooling me into going to my first Universal Medicine course. I will appreciate her for doing this for the rest of my days.

    1. Kev, my husband was much the same as you. Although he had been searching through various new age practices for many years, at first he was reluctant to try another one. However, after attending his first presentation by Serge Benhayon, there was no keeping him away. Like you, he appreciates that I encouraged him to come and never again will he stray from the Ancient Wisdom teachings.

  34. For as long as I can remember, the family would sit around the dinner table at my grandparents place and eat a roast and home grown veggies, where someone would say: “so I wonder what the poor people are doing?” It was said tongue-in-cheek, but with some regard to the fact we were together, healthy and appreciative of the circumstances we lived-in.

    The measure though was similar to that of what is written in this blog; to: “….look around me and, as long as my life was like other peoples, my life must be fine.”

    Wild arguments would actually erupt at times at the dinner table when one of my family members raised their head and would point-out the inequality she felt in the world, and that no-one was doing anything about it.

    There’s no need for defending the current ‘way it is’ in my view; there’s every reason to punch through the membrane over our senses, so we can see what the actual facts are and embrace raising our awareness to it – let’s go above and beyond the current mob mentality that so many of us stick to, as though we do for fear of death. I mean, who or what would die if we walked, talked and lived another more aware way?

  35. For me, Universal Medicine has not only posed the question of whether there could be another way, but supported me both directly and indirectly by encouraging me to drop the criticism from me, of me, as I explore a different way, and providing a living example of how this other way can benefit, not just me, but those around me.

    It is such a multi-purpose question, with built in longevity…a real life time guarantee – it’s just up to me to keep asking if there could be another way when I feel myself going into patterns of behaviour that have been with me for a long time.

  36. “through my own choices, I have built a way of living that delivers a level of vitality that is not forced or derived from sugar, caffeine or any other stimulant.”
    This applies to me too Joel and with over 900 comments on your amazing blog, I have total confirmation that any reader can feel clearly that there is Another way to Live and Be in this world.
    I have said this online on record more than once – I doubt I would be alive today had I not found the work of Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine.
    I have attended workshops, presentations and courses which have given me greater awareness and a deeper understanding about human life and much more. Applying the simple and practical principles has led me to the life I live today, which is truly content.

  37. Amazing blog Joel. The truth about Universal Medicine put so clearly. I think we were all going through what you were going through before we found Serge Benhayon. Thank you for expressing it so beautifully on our behalf.

  38. Another great blog Joel. There are so many people in the student body that have an honesty, a willingness to look deeper at what choices that have been made in the past that have not and do not work in creating a life of harmony. They have a willingness to share their trials and tribulations that support us all to shift the paradigms of our lives into love and truth. And you are one of them, Joel.

  39. Hello Joel, its a big or trendy word “holistic”. I am seeing it put around here and there at the moment as an answer or different approach. But it seems to me that most of the people using it are doing so as a selling point rather than using it truly. As you say Universal Medicine has this approach without having to say it or use it as a selling point. Thanks Joel.

    1. Thanks Raymond, it’s the unexpected fact that the approach is so truly holistic, that still blows me away, things shift and change (for the better) without planning it…beautiful stuff.

    2. That is such a key point Raymond and Joel there is nothing to sell what so ever. Universal Medicine presents deep wisdom with a very practical understanding way with it. The way I have always experienced any work that I have attended with Universal Medicine is that it is totally left up to the individual to attending any courses, or not, and not once have I ever been ‘followed up’ so to speak, to make sure I was coming back. There is absolutely no need for it. What Universal Medicine presents makes so much sense that I know it is truth.

  40. It takes a lot of humility to ask this question Joel. Something most are not willing to even consider yet. It is important to appreciate the fact, that for those who have asked it, we have indeed asked it, and been open to change.

    1. Yes Joshua…it does take a lot of humility to ask the question ”Could there be another way” and it is vitally important that we do appreciate the fact that we have said Yes. After attending many spiritual new age courses, I came across Serge Benhayon presenting in London and I am so appreciative of myself that I made that simple choice to attend as I knew within me there was another way. I, like Joel, knew there was something very different about the workshop to any other course I had been on and from there, there was no turning back.

  41. This is so relevant – ‘For the first time in my life, Universal Medicine presented me with another way to be with life. It was a way to step off the treadmill of what I should or shouldn’t do; a way to feel if what I was doing to myself (and others) was supportive or not.’ – This is how Universal Medicine has changed my life also, to see that there is another way because what they present they live.

    1. Agree Natalie, this was also so relevant to me and to many people who have discovered the presentations by Serge Benhayon and who were open to the possibility that there is ‘another way’. As Joel says ‘this gift of simple choice was one of the most liberating tools I have found. It was to stop the spin of the world from spinning inside me’. Once one has made the choice, there is no going back, so long as one is willing to accept responsibility for their choices. This can then be life-changing!

  42. What a precious gift your wife gave to you, through dragging you out of your comfort zone to take you along to that Sacred Esoteric Healing workshop. Joel I enjoyed reading how you transformed your life since meeting Serge Benhayon.

  43. As of yesterday I moved back in with my parents temporary but what I am experiencing is- if I let it get on top of me – as if I’ve gone into a time warp of ‘how life used to be’. What reading this blog has nudged back into my awareness is that it doesn’t have to be like that anymore. By taking a stop during my day I get to feel whats going on inside my body, and it often relates to how I have been with myself in my actions and thoughts – this is where I am feeling the old ways in which I have been and treated myself while with family. To know that there could be another way to live out of and away from old, negative ways of living by making choices to not repeat those old habits and behaviours is pretty cool. Thank you Joel for the supportive reminder.

    1. “To know that there could be another way to live out of and away from old, negative ways of living by making choices to not repeat those old habits and behaviours is pretty cool”,
      Very cool I would say, what an awesome opportunity for you and your family to change old patterns of behaviour and begin to live in a way that is true for you all, well done you.

  44. Awesome Joel – thank you for so simply expressing what we all innately know – there is another way. Thank you to Serge Benhayon for presenting the possibilities of what this looks like and daring to expose that society’s current way of living is far from great.

    1. So true kevinmchardy, through Universal Medicine there is now a choice being presented clearly, and we can learn the wisdom of our choices and be ever clearer for the next choice being presented. Amazing.

      1. We are reflecting what we have discovered in our inner heart. This beauty we have inside wants to meet many other beauties join in and to expand with each other, inline with the purpose of a bigger plan. I do more and more understand this divine plan and all we have to do is to surrender to it.

    2. A simple, but awesome gift. Every moment we find ourselves at a crossroad, a crossroad full of choices… this way or that way… and if we vere off track a little, then we can choose to bring ourselves back, where would be without having the awareness that our choices make such a difference to our journey.

  45. It’s so true Joel, when I connect within I can let go of all the ‘should I do this?’ or ‘will it be OK with someone else if I do this’ and just get on and live life – it was as though I was asking for permission to breath. So, yes there is another way and a much truer way to live life – and it is amazing.

    1. I can relate to what you say here Susan Lee about the shoulds and shouldn’ts and really we just need to give ourselves permission.

      1. So true Natalie and so simple when we let go of making life complicated. We then have more time and space to appreciate ourselves and how far we have come so far in this lifetime. We have moments where we can appreciate our own breath when we stop and listen to our own innate rhythm and wonder at how amazing life is and we are.

      2. I agree Susan and Natalie. We can agonise over should we or shouldn’t we, I have come to a place where I say “just do it”, and learn by it and move on. In other words, yes, just give yourself permission, that to me feels like releasing the restraints that hold me back.

  46. Joel, beautifully put, there is another way and seeing and feeling it has been the way for me to understand that this is indeed true, and slowly over time I’ve made changes in my life which allow me to be more honest, more true and to more deeply connect to myself and those around me. Before coming across Universal Medicine I was a mess, a highly functioning one yes, but a mess none the less and now I have a level of steadiness in me, in how I live and how I am with others that I wouldn’t have believed possible just a few short years ago. And all because as you put it ‘Serge Benhayon cares for humanity more than his own popularity to ask the question, “Could there be another way?”’ – I too thank God that he did and that you have written this to remind me and us all – thank you.

  47. “what I saw was something within them that was so vital, true, and yet unforced” – they are also very good looking!

    1. Dare I say it, yes it is true, we are becoming more good looking, we are coming back to looking like our true selves, full of joy and vitality and having that sparkle in our eyes and that certain glow, you only have to look at some of the ‘After’ pictures to see that 🙂

      1. I agree sandrahendren.

        Those ‘after’ pictures are very strong, even confronting. When I show them to people there is usually silence and a quick changing of subject.

        My word, we are looking good.

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